UNDP launches training on solid waste management

May 31, 2016

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UNDP Jordan, in support of the Canadian Government, has started a training workshop on “Integrated Solid Waste Management ISWM” for the joint services council in the North.

The four days training aims at enhancing the technical capabilities for the joint services council and the workers in the landfill to achieve a better execution of the solid waste management (SWM).

The training will focus on essential technical & operational procedures and it will handle different interactive topics with emphasis on: SWM work Standards and procedures, occupational health standards, role in SWM system, legal Policy Aspects, monitoring & evaluation, landfill design and construction. In addition to some sessions on aawareness and knowledge in solid waste management and handling standards (best practice in SWM) and awareness and knowledge in segregation, storage, reuse, and recycling of solid waste (value chain creation).

It’s worth mentioning that this training comes under the framework of the project “improving solid waste management and income generation in host communities for refugees” implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jordan, funded by the Government of Canada, and in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MoMA) in Jordan to respond to the National Strategy to Rehabilitate Al-Ekider Landfill of 2014, known as ‘Al-Ekider Master Plan’.

The immediate objective of the project is to respond to the urgent needs of solid waste management and treatment in the Irbid Governorate.

The project strategy aims to:

  1. Immediately address the increasing problem of solid waste disposal and treatment at the Al-Ekider landfill while integrating labour-intensive schemes using innovative solutions that will engage more people in recycling, composting and other waste treatment-related activities;
  2. Strengthen the capabilities of MoMA and the Joint Services Council in Irbid in the solid waste management sector for enhanced capacity of service delivery, emergency response, and local economic development.
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